Okay, I woke up later than I meant to, so this is going to be short and sweet.
Sometimes in life you might find yourself in a situation where you have countless projects to complete, and a limited window of time in which to do them. For example, every morning I like to:
- Write a new blog
- Submit one of my stories to 10 websites for reviews
- Format at least 5 pages of a poetry collection for Amazon
However, today I don’t have enough time to do all these, so how do I decide which one to do?
That’s easy: whichever comes naturally.
If a project feels like a grind, then I stop doing it. Why? Because if I don’t, then I know I will keep thinking to myself, “Man, this is a drag. I really don’t want to do this right now. There are so many other things I need to get done.” These thoughts will slow me down, not just because of the time I waste thinking them, but they will actually make me take longer to complete the task that I don’t feel like doing.
This isn’t just a writer’s problem. You might have several DIY projects you want to do around the house: put up new shelves, rearrange the living room, organize a closet better, and so on.
My advice still applies. Pick the the project that feels like fun (or the closest thing to it) and do that first.